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Q&A: The once-neglected neighbourhood of Ouzai in Beirut has been transformed into a colourful artists' canvas by native Ayad Nasser, who hopes to inspire more grassroots projects in Lebanon.

Saudi diplomacy is not having a good day and the kingdom’s bullish 32-year-old crown prince is seen as the driving force behind the foreign policy blunders.

<em>France</em> calls UN Security Council meeting over Libya slavery

The New Arab & agencies

France calls UN Security Council meeting over Libya slavery

France decided this morning to ask for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss this issue, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told parliament on Wednesday.

History makes itself: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

History makes itself: This week in Middle East football

For the first time in football history, Palestine will beat Israel in the FIFA rankings, as the country sees a resurgence in confidence on the ...

Hariri makes anticipated return home to Lebanon Hariri makes anticipated return home to Lebanon

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Hariri makes anticipated return home to Lebanon

Saad Hariri, who resigned as prime minister earlier this month, has returned home to Lebanon, making brief visits to Egypt and Cyprus on Tuesday.

Yousef Khalil

New Atheists and New Optimists, but still Eurocentrics

Comment: Both the New Atheist and New Optimist schools of thought serve as a thin veneer for a highly unjust distribution of power and wealth, writes Yousef Khalil.

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Israel's Netanyahu to meet France's Macron to discuss Lebanon

Israeli prime minister is due to meet the French president in Paris next month to discuss "ideas to stabilise the situation in Lebanon"

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France to take in refugees rescued from Libya

France will be the first country to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger by the UN refugee agency, French officials ...

The New Arab

Pogba dedicates comeback goal to Libya slave victims

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba sent a powerful message of support to the victims of slavery in Libya on Saturday during a comeback goal ...

Syria's revolution: Between negotiations and being a bargaining chip

Khaled Khoja

Syria's revolution: Between negotiations and being a bargaining chip

Syria's revolution has been hijacked by world powers. It has undermined the standing of the opposition but not the will of the people, writes ...

The New Arab

Hariri will return to Lebanon for Independence Day: president

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who has not returned to Beirut since his surprise resignation two weeks ago, will return home for ...

Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Germany over Hariri comments

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Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Germany over Hariri comments

Riyadh recalled its ambassador to Berlin in protest over comments made by the German foreign minister suggesting Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad ...

Lebanon's Hariri arrives in Paris with family Lebanon's Hariri arrives in Paris with family

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Lebanon's Hariri arrives in Paris with family

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has arrived in Paris amid a deepening crisis that has placed Lebanon at the centre of Saudi Arabia and ...

Lebanon's Hariri set to leave Saudi Arabia for <em>France</em>

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Lebanon's Hariri set to leave Saudi Arabia for France

Lebanon's Saad Hariri is due to leave Saudi Arabia for France on Friday, nearly two weeks after his resignation and his rumoured ...

Iran: 'Biased' <em>France</em> is stoking Middle East tensions

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Iran: 'Biased' France is stoking Middle East tensions

Iran's foreign ministry has accused France of echoing 'warmongering' Saudi concerns and stoking regional tensions between Tehran and ...

Marta Bellingreri

Choufthounna: The feminist art festival in Tunisia

The New Arab went to a feminist art festival in Tunisia, with performances, classes and demonstations from all over the world,

Ben Jacobs

Levelling the playing field at 19000 feet

Long read: a team of women footballers from across the Middle East broke a world record when they played a game on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, ...

James Snell

Lifting Syria's regime siege requires more than just words

Comment: World leaders have ample evidence that Assad's regime and its allies are besieging civilian populations. They must fight back with more ...

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Saudi FM: Hariri free to leave 'whenever he wants'

Saudi's foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir insisted that Hariri, who is a dual Saudi-Lebanese citizen "moves freely as a Saudi citizen and is able ...

Lebanon's 'detained' Hariri to travel to <em>France</em> with family Lebanon's 'detained' Hariri to travel to France with family

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon's 'detained' Hariri to travel to France with family

Saad Hariri will travel to France with his family "in the coming days", a French presidential source said, after Beirut accused Saudi ...

Uri Levy

Russia 2018: The most Arab World Cup ever?

With five nations from across the Middle East confirmed for the 2018 World Cup,

Lebanon president says Saudi has 'detained' PM Hariri Lebanon president says Saudi has 'detained' PM Hariri

The New Arab

Lebanon president says Saudi has 'detained' PM Hariri

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun on Wednesday said Saad Hariri's failure to return to his country amounted to his detention in Saudi Arabia, ...

Russia blamed for horrific Syria market bombing

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Russia blamed for horrific Syria market bombing

Russia has been blamed for air raids on a busy Syrian market in a rebel town on Monday that left at least 61 people dead.

Inside the Battle of Algiers: Lessons for Palestine

Vacy Vlazna

Inside the Battle of Algiers: Lessons for Palestine

Comment: Zohra Drif's gripping account of her actions as a young freedom fighter in 1950s Algiers has important lessons for the Palestinian ...

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